Origin of cocotte1
- a round or oval casserole, usually of earthenware or fireproof porcelain, used especially for cooking an individual portion of meat, fowl, or game.
Origin of cocotte2
Examples from the Web for cocotte
That is very little; besides, I do not know that I shall part with Cocotte at all.'
We are in no hurry to part with Cocotte; but money is tempting.'
It is very tempting; still, I do not think I can part with Cocotte at any price.'
I heard the father with a stick say to Madame Moronval that your mother was a cocotte.Jack
They chafed and bantered and stormed every caf and cocotte impartially, recklessly.Gladiator
- a small fireproof dish in which individual portions of food are cooked and served
- a prostitute or promiscuous woman
Word Origin and History for cocotte
type of cooking vessel, 1907, from French cocotte "saucepan" (19c.), a diminutive from cocasse, ultimately from Latin cucama. Sense of "prostitute," 1867, is from French cocotte, originally a child's name for "little hen" (18c.), hence "sweetie, darling."